We are delighted that Jerpoint Glass has been selected amongst a limited number of craftspeople to showcase our pieces at the exclusive Create at Brown Thomas 2015 exhibitions.
Create at Brown Thomas, now in its 5th year, is showcasing Irish designer/ craftspeople for the first time to celebrate Year of Irish Design (ID2015) a Design and Crafts Council of Ireland year-long initiative celebrating craftsmanship throughout the country.
A limited range of specially-crafted pieces will be available for just six weeks at Brown Thomas stores in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. Jerpoint is one of only 5 craft makers to be rolled out to the Limerick and Cork stores.
We have created a unique collection for the exhibits, featuring a water jug and beaker in the ‘Festival’ theme available exclusively at Create and we are offering our new blue colour collection of 'Cornflower' exclusively to Brown Thomas in Dublin for the event.
Rory and I received a beautiful invitation to the launch at Brown Thomas and the party did not disappoint! The celebration was spread over the entire store with the best of Irish design represented in every department from jewellery and menswear to ready-to-wear and homeware. There was champagne on the ground floor, cocktails with a disco on the second floor and craft-beer with cheese and chocolate on the top floor! They certainly know how to throw a party.
We are really looking forward to meeting with BT customers during the “Meet the Maker” events throughout July – Sally Leadbetter will be in Cork to chat to customers on July 18th, from 1 until 3pm and Master Glass-Blower and Designer, Rory Leadbetter, will be at Brown Thomas in Dublin on July 24th 12pm to 4pm and in Limerick on July 25th from 1 pm until 3pm.
Create at Brown Thomas ID2015 runs from July 7th to August 16th and while people from Ireland and around the globe look to Brown Thomas for guidance on style and design and it is especially appropriate that they are curating this collection for ID2015 to showcase the best of Irish design and craftsmanship.
We are thrilled to have been selected to be a part of Create at Brown Thomas to celebrate the Year of Irish Design!